Counseling Psychology, CAGS

The Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study (CAGS) in Counseling Psychology is for students with a highly related master’s degree that does not meet licensed mental health counselor (LMHC) licensure requirements in Massachusetts. It is a 30-semester-hour course of study—including eight didactic courses and two internship courses, which include 600 hours of supervised clinical experience in a mental health setting. Students who have not completed a formal practicum placement also will be required to do a 150-hour practicum placement. This program is individually tailored to fulfill a student’s professional and licensing goals.

Complete all courses and requirements listed below unless otherwise indicated.


A grade of B– or higher is required in all course work.

Core Courses
Complete 24 semester hours of core courses to be chosen in consultation with your faculty advisor.24
CAEP 8510Internship in Counseling Psychology 13
CAEP 8511Internship in Counseling Psychology 23

Program Credit/GPA Requirements

30 total semester hours required
Minimum 3.000 GPA required